Accession Number : ADA013838


Title :   Binocular Rivalry in Helmet-Mounted Display Applications


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Apr 73-Aug 74


Corporate Author : HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CULVER CITY CA DISPLAY SYSTEMS DEPT


Personal Author(s) : Hershberger, M L ; Guerin, D F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a013838.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1975


Pagination or Media Count : 146


Abstract : A research program was conducted to determine the relationships between helmet-mounted display (HMD) design parameters and binocular rivalry. A screening study which investigated 12 parameters was then conducted to determine which parameters affected binocular rivalry with HMDs. A parametric study was next conducted to establish functional relationships between HMD parameters and binocular rivalry for the parameters identified in the screening study to have a major impact on binocular rivalry. The final laboratory study was a validation study which compared selected HMD system configurations in realistic HMD and non-HMD tasks for binocular rivalry effects. The image quality analysis evaluated the effects of ambient illumination, display luminance, combiner transparency, and angular display subtense on HMD video image quality using modulation transfer function analysis techniques.


Descriptors :   *VISUAL PERCEPTION , *HEAD UP DISPLAYS , TRANSFER FUNCTIONS , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , IMAGES , MODULATION , VISUAL ACUITY , HELMETS


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE